2020 Destination Network Regional Scholarship Program

Destination NSW has collaborated with Meetings and Events Australia (MEA), the peak body representing the events industry in Australia, and developed the Regional Scholarship Program which offers scholarships to people in regional NSW to undertake a Diploma of Event Management.

MEA has developed the SIT50316 Diploma of Event Management, which is designed specifically to accommodate study by distance learning, for people already working in the events industry in regional NSW.

Twelve scholarships have been offered (two per Destination Network). MEA, Destination NSW and the six regional NSW Destination Networks will administer the scholarship program.  


2020 Regional Scholarship Program

Congratulations goes to the following twelve scholarship recipients for the 2020 Program: 

  1. Leesa Peck - Country & Outback
  2. Shannan Botten - Country & Outback
  3. Jumana Schriefer - North Coast
  4. Lena Mager - North Coast
  5. Aaron Bykerk - Riverina Murray
  6. Miriam Hewson - Riverina Murray
  7. Sara Wightman - Southern NSW
  8. Stevie Smith - Southern NSW
  9. James Rodgers - Sydney Surrounds North
  10. Joe Ann Williams - Sydney Surrounds North
  11. Kelly Brown - Sydney Surrounds South
  12. Kersti Martin - Sydney Surrounds South


About the Diploma

The Diploma of Event Management consists of 20 Units of Competency which are regarded by industry professionals as the skills essential to delivering successful events. Units include topics such as managing projects, preparing budgets and managing finances, customer service and operational planning.

This course is designed to support those who are working in the industry, which is dynamic and cyclical, and provides the flexibility to study around work commitments. It aims to educate and upskill those who wish to gain practical experience in the Australian events industry. It provides students with access to industry experts and delivers a learning experience that will equip them for a career in event management.

For more information regarding the Diploma of Event Management course content, please go to the Meetings and Events Australia (MEA) Website.